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I am struggling to journal about my baby because much of my time is spent at the hospital. But I will try to keep you all up to date on her progress.


A New Phase in My Life

I know...I'm a terrible blogger. But with good reason. My baby surprised us all by making her appearance more than three months early...I was 23 weeks plus 2 day pregnant. I gave birth to a baby girl on November 19. She weighs 1lb 2 ounces and she is 11 inches long. She is very small, but she is a fighter. I probably won't be writing much here anymore, but I may start a new blog focusing on life as a mom of a preemie...


Everyone Stinks!

Warning: This is a whiney, complaint-ridden post. I know it is written in the IF rulebook that once you get pregnant, you are supposed to ride a happy cloud all the way to the delivery room, but I am working to change that rule!

Have you ever seen this nose spray commercial where the guy's entire head is just one giant nose? Well, that's how I feel. I can smell everything. And everything smells bad. That, coupled with the nausea which has kicked in full swing, makes me want to just stay in the house. Or better yet, in the bed with the covers pulled up over my super-smelling snout. I mean when I step outside of my office building, I can smell every restaurant within a five block radius. I smell the garbage, the smoke, exhaust fumes from the buses and the funk that emanates from every homeless person I walk past. Of course, it doesn't help that it is 100 degress outside with 99% humidity.

Honestly though, I wouldn't mind the smells if it didn't make me want to puke. Amazingly, I have only tossed my cookies once so far. But I feel like I could do it again all the time. The only time I'm not nauseous is when I'm sleeping. If only I had a couch in my office. sigh.

I am glad to report that all is well as far as I know. I did not get an U/S this week because my doctor fell and broke her arm. But my labs are fine.


Seven weeks, four days...

...and all is well on the baby front. The bb measured in at eight weeks during today's U/S and the heartrate is at 146. I did an IvIg/intralipid infusion on Friday, so hopefully that will keep these NK cells in check. These next few weeks are critical as this was about the time things went south before.

As far as symptoms go, I am nauseous all the time and my bo.obs are ENORMOUS. I have also had a headache off and on for the past few days. Overall, I seem to do better when I am able to get plenty of sleep. This involves taking a two hour nap after work and then going to bed by 10:30. Today I got to sleep in a little and it was luscious. I just pray that things continue to go well.


I Confess...

I have just been too durn lazy to update my blog. Work has been fairly busy and after work all I want to do is sleep. All is well with my pregnancy so far. I am six weeks today. My main symptoms are extreme fatigue, extreme hunger and extremely oily skin. I am starting to experience a bit of nausea, but generally it only happens when I'm not eating enough.

The craziest thing is that my weight has shifted already. I realize most of it has to be bloat because the baby is only a dot right now. But I am already wearing my belly band with some of my pants because they are too tight to button. I feel like a balloon.

The next six weeks will be crucial as this is about the time things have gone south in my previous pregnancies. However, I don't want to dwell on that...just happy thoughts.


Hello?? Hello??? Is this thing on??????

I know it's been waay too long. And I could give you a whole litany of excuses on why I haven't been blogging. But the truth is, I just got tired of writing about infertility. And work has been kicking my bee-hind. And it's summer and I'd rather spend my free time frolicking in the sun. I know, blah, blah, BLAHHHHH!

You may wonder what brought me back to the world of blogging? Well I have news! And the news is that I am pregnant!! It is still quite early (too early to see anything of significance on the ultrasound) but so far, so good. I am happy that we have made it over this hurdle and I am trying really hard this time to just take it one day at a time. Yesterday I did a round of IvIg and intralipid and right now, all of my numbers look good.

That is all for now. I'll check in with you all next week. :-)


Hasta La Vista!

So I have been promising to update soon...and I will...as soon as I get back from Mexico! The hubs and I are taking a much-needed vacation down to the baja peninsula. Hopefully, when I return my computer will be repaired and I will be rested and inspired to write something besides another bitch-fest about my fertility issues.

Just an fyi...we will be doing a fresh IVF cycle in June. This is our sixth cycle and there is no more insurance. And I am turning 39 next month. No pressure there, right? So yeah, I need a va-cay. I plan to lie on the beach and drink heavily...well not really since tequila and metformin don't mix. Maybe I'll take a vacation from the metformin too cuz I really could use a drink. I know it's not what Jesus would do, but hopefully he understands. :-)

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